Monday, August 18, 2014

Half way through our Possibilities theme this month...

So our theme this month on the Path of Positivity blog is Possibilities.  What does that mean to you?  Create a project based on that theme and post it to your blog and then link it back to the challenge blog.  Be sure to include something in your blog post about what inspired your project; how does it relate to our theme.

For my project I used this wonderful image titled Can't wait from Creative Bug Designs:







The image is colored with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils with a bit of Copic added in here and there.  I added the jute because to me it looks like she's jumping rope.  I then fussy cut the image out.  I then drew the hop skotch image onto the colored cardstock and backed it with another coordinating color before adding to my card base that was covered with this wonderful pattern paper from Lilian Ellaboudy designs.

So...what does our theme mean to you?  What can you create that speaks to the theme?  Be sure to link up a project for your chance to win something fabulous from our sponsors this month:


The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

  • Two images (or three if you use a TSB image on your creation) from The Stamping Boutique, our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Ike's Art for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also  be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

So...get busy and link up your project here:  

Happy crafting...Lynda

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Please join me...in Marking the Spot....

It's my week to host the Red Rubber Inspirationals challenge this week.  The theme I chose was Mark the Spot.  I want to see you pull out your stamps and create a bookmark.

For my project I first stamped the large butterfly from the Flutter By stamp set onto this colored cardstock.  I then created a mask of the butterfly using scrap copy paper and then fussy cut that image out.  I then used the mask to cover the butterfly image and stamped the image from the Well Defined stamp set that defines Companion three times on the cardstock.  I then trimmed the cardstock into the bookmark shape and punched the hole into the top.  I colored the butterfly with my Copics.  I then added the wonderful trim from my stash to the top.




I hope you'll take my challenge and link up a stamped bookmark to the Red Rubber Inspirationals blog today!!!  You have until Wednesday, August 20, 11:59 CST.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering my bookmark into the following:


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back to school with Chi Chi Memories

With school starting up soon I thought it would be fun this week to combine a few of the Chi Chi Memories girl images to create a card that celebrates friendships.  I decided to use the Bookworm, Hiphop Girl, and Hello Girl images for my project.

I printed the image onto white cardstock.  I then colored them with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils.  I then backed the image with black cardstock and mounted it onto my card base that was covered with this great pattern paper from We R Memory Keepers Feelin' Groovy line.  The sentiment sticker was also backed with black cardstock to finish the card.



Be sure to keep an eye on the Chi Chi Memories blog for other wonderful ideas using these great digital stamps.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Where it all started

Some time in April 2012 while searching online for images I came across the Tiddly Inks site and was instantly in love.  Of all the digital stamp companies this is the one that has always held the greatest appeal to me with the variety of images that Christy draws.  I have had the pleasure of being published with their images and continue to use them with my sketches for Scrap 'N Art magazine.

When I saw that they were having a design team call I contemplated creating a card and actually have made several.  I finally finished this card and knew it was the one that I had to use.  I started with the wonderful Wryn Joy Ride image.  I printed the image a few times the same size onto Neenah cardstock.  I then colored the image with my Copics.  I then fussy cut one image from the sheet.  I then fussy cut two of the tires from another of the images and popped them up on the image using Collall glue.  I then set about making the scene for her Joy Ride.  I used this wonderful Stitched Border 1 die from Pretty Pink Posh to create the road at the bottom.  I then cut the sun and clouds from cardstock using this die set from Lawn Fawn Spring Showers die set.  I then used the awesome technique that Jennifer McGuire shared on her blog last week and die cut the "hello" from Savvy Dies five times and stacked them together to create this dimensional sentiment for the card.  I then fussy cut and added the small hearts to the scene.

I adore this image and have colored her a number of times...each time creating a fun scene.



I hope you like my card as much as I enjoyed making it.  Now to keep my fingers crossed that I might have the opportunity to design with these images all the time.

Happy crafting.....Lynda

Here's another card I created back in November 2012 using this same adorable image:


Entering this card into the following:
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Fussy Cut - fussy cut out the car
Oh la la creations - Challenge #162 Scenic

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Chi Chi Wednesday....a little different this week

So....it's Wednesday and that means it's time to share a project featuring an image from Chi Chi Memories...well earlier this week I shared the card that was up on the Chi Chi blog yesterday...so today I thought I would share with you this image that I colored for one of the challenges on the Kit and Clowder facebook group.  Well Alyce now has more than 3,000 fans of her facebook group and sponsored some challenges this past weekend.  One of those challenges was to color an image using only.....are you ready for this.....crayons...  yes, those things in the yellow box that we're all buying right now for back to school...

So...I pulled out this image and gave it a go...she's called Take Care My Friend:



lets just say I have a greater appreciation for the blendability of things like Copics and colored pencils after doing this fun challenge.

Happy crafting....Lynda


Monday, August 04, 2014

Path of Positivity Challenge #17 - Possibilities



So our theme this month on the Path of Positivity blog is Possibilities.  What does that mean to you?  Create a project based on that theme and post it to your blog and then link it back to the challenge blog.  Be sure to include something in your blog post about what inspired your project; how does it relate to our theme.

For my project I used this wonderful image titled The Fairies Frolic from The Stamping Boutique:




The image is colored with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils with a bit of Copic added in here and there.  Before I printed the image I added the sentiment to the picture.  I love this sentiment and thought it was perfect for our Possibilities challenge theme.

So...what does our theme mean to you?  What can you create that speaks to the theme?  Be sure to link up a project for your chance to win something fabulous from our sponsors this month:


The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are:

  • Two images (or three if you use a TSB image on your creation) from The Stamping Boutique, our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • Three digital images from Ike's Art for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT Delight.
There will also  be:
  • One digital designer paper (made to order in a few different ways) from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

So...get busy and link up your project here:  

Happy crafting...Lynda

Project life cards for more than project life projects

If you're like me, as a card maker I am always looking for things that I can use as sentiments, backgrounds, and extra elements for my cards.  While working on a project life spread I got to looking at this adorable card and thought...well if I cut it to look like a thought bubble it could totally work on a card...

Well...I first drew out my idea on scratch paper to make sure it would work...and then trimmed this cute project life card into this thought bubble for this card:

Here is my template that I made and the finished cut away from the PL card:



and my finished card...


This card features one of the newest release images from Chi Chi Memories titled Bookworm...isn't she sooooo cute...

Happy crafting.....Lynda

Entering this card into the following challenges:


New release time

Chi Chi Memories has released three new images August 1st...and you are going to LOVE them...



http://chichimemories.com/product.php?id_product=167


http://chichimemories.com/product.php?id_product=168
http://chichimemories.com/product.php?id_product=169


For my release day project I decided to work with the Let's Travel image since we just got back from our week long trip to Washington DC...




She's colored with my Spectrum Noir colored pencils, with a little bit of Copics added here and there.  The card base is from a boxed set I picked up on clearance at Joanne's last year.  The sentiment is a sticker from Cosmo Cricket.

This image would be perfect for travel and sleepover cards...I know my girls use a suitcase when they go visit a friend...

Happy crafting...

Lynda

Entering this card into the following challenges:







Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oh yeah it's Wednesday

We're winding down to the last 36 days of summer vacation for the kiddos...not that anyone (me) is counting...  Once school starts back up Wednesday's are our crazy day......the kid that starts school early on every other day starts after the younger one....and then gets out after her...and to make things more complicated this year they are adding 45 minutes of instruction time to the middle/high school days...and decided to add it to Wednesday...so our normal out time for those kids is now pushed back..  UGH!

So this week my card showcases my need for special handling on these days both from now till the start of school and then every Wednesday once school is in session.  I decided to work with the My Teddy image and color her with my Copics.  I then created this colorblocked background with scraps of cardstock left from other projects.  I then found this cute tab in my Project Life things; I think it's from Basic Grey.  I think this is the prefect reminder card to Handle each day with care...




Well....here's to four more Wednesday's before the crazy starts....

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday...what...what???

What...Wednesday already???  Well that means time for another Chi Chi Memories project.  This week I decided to work with this cute image called Hello Girl 2:



I started by printing my image onto watercolor paper.  I then colored her with my Copics and added a bit of the Spectrum Noir pencils.  I then printed the image again twice onto these wonderful pattern papers from the Cottage Chic collection by Lilian Ellaboudy Designs.  Aren't these designs just delish!!!  I printed a few more and created the background for my card.  I completed my project with this wonderful flower and ticket from my stash.  I LOVE the rich colors and designs in this line of papers!!



So my obsession with paper piecing continues... I just LOVE how much it adds to projects; especially when the subject has clothing.....it really does open the world to a bunch of fun clothing options for all your digital images!!!

Happy crafting....Lynda

Entering this card into the following:



Monday, July 21, 2014

Path of Positivity Mid-month reminder

There is still time to join in the challenge this month on the Path of Positivity blog.

The theme this month is Dreams.

What are your dreams?  Do you have a favorite image that reminds you of one of your dreams?

I love to dream of beautiful flowers in my garden that flourish and the sweet fragrance that fills the air.

For my mid-month project I worked with this wonderful image from Ike's Art titled Blossom 1:



I love this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that Decosse Dynamite created for us to use.

So...what does the theme Dream mean to you?  Create something and link it up on the blog here.


The sponsors and prizes for this challenge are: 

Three digital images from Ike's World for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.

£15 voucher from Scribble and Scrap, our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.

One digital image from Creative Bug Digital Stamps for each person chosen as a DT delight

One digital designer paper from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles for one lucky voter who leaves a comment. 

One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge from Décosse's Dynamite Doodles as well.

Happy crafting....Lynda

Thursday, July 17, 2014

New challenge image at the Chi Chi Memories challenge blog

New limited download freebie on the Chi Chi Memories blog....hurry it's limited to the first 30 free downloads....then it goes to the store where you can still buy the cutie!  This month the image is called Spa Time:

to participate in the challenge for your chance to win some cute images...you need to create a project featuring a Chi Chi Memories image....follow this sketch that I created:



and enter the project into at least one additional challenge (Chi Chi Memories challenge and one other)

Here is my take on my sketch using the freebie:




I used pattern papers from Lilian Ellabody Designs to paper piece the chair and create this wonderful pattern paper background behind the image.  The chair features papers from the Subtle Colors digital paper pack and the background is from the Modern Wedding paper pack.

Be sure to link up your take on our monthly challenge!

Happy crafting...Lynda